The iconic Copper Spur UL 3 Classic backpacking tent crushed the notion that having an ultra-lightweight tent meant doing without interior volume or creature comfort. Its impressive space-to-weight ratio is ideal for backpackers who want to keep weight to a minimum but still appreciate elbow room.
The full dimensions of the tent are 88" x 70". With 43 square feet of interior space and a trail weight of 3 pounds, 14 ounces, it offers comfortable space for 3 but is lightweight enough to serve as a super spacious home for 2. Dual vestibules offer 16 square feet (8 square feet per vestibule) of additional weather-protected external storage space. Interior mesh pockets provide places to stash gear and clothes while media pockets located above the sleeping area enable headphone/ear bud cord routing from phones or other devices. Integrated gear loft loops offer a connection point for the Big Agnes Wall Gear Loft (sold separately).
DAC Pressfit aluminum poles are both lightweight and durable. The single hub/pole design works in conjunction with the tent body's integrated clips to make set up fast, easy, and intuitive. An additional short section of pole runs across the roof of the tent to pull the tent body taut, increasing the verticality of the interior walls and helping to maximize the spaciousness of the two vestibules.
Ample mesh on the tent body and the large side doors encourages cross ventilation and provides circulation to fight condensation build-up. Coated with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane, the rip-stop nylon floor and rainfly are lightweight and durable. All of the tent's seams are seal-taped with waterproof, solvent-free (no PVC or VOCs) polyurethane tape to further protect the tent from the elements.
If you want to shave weight, leave the tent body at home and use the rainfly alone with the optional Copper Spur UL 3 Classic Footprint (sold separately) for a tarp-style set-up that weighs 3 pounds, 2 ounces.
Reflecting an overall commitment to maintaining as light a packed weight as possible, eight superlight aluminum J stakes are included to further secure the pitch of the freestanding tent.
- Design inspired by the original award-winning Copper Spur series
- Two doors and two vestibules with storm flaps on the vestibule zippers
- Oversized drop door allows for easy entry
- Media pockets located above sleeping area enable clean ear bud cord routing from phones or other devices
- One fly vent
- Velcro tabs connect fly to pole structure providing perfect pitch and extra stability
- Pre-cut guy lines and tensioners attached to fly
- Reflective guy lines and webbing on tent corners
- Easy grip zipper pulls
Best Use Backpacking Warranty Limited Lifetime Packed Size 6.5" x 21" Average Min Weight 3 lbs 14 oz Average Packed Weight 4 lbs 5 oz Interior Height 44" Floor Area 43 sq ft Floor Dimension 88" x 70" Vestibule Area 9 sq ft + 9 sq ft Doors 2 Pole Type DAC Pressfit Aluminum Number of Poles 2 Freestanding Yes Clips or Sleeves Clips Interior Storage Interior mesh pockets and gear loft loops (loft sold separately) Material Body: Nylon Ripstop and Polyester Mesh
Floor and Fly: Silocone Treated Nylon with 1200mm PU Coating
Seam Sealed Yes
Real Customer Reviews
- Nice Tent
Likes: Price and rectangular shape for those of us who don't use mummy bags. I had some issues with water in a cheaper Big Agnes tent and bumped up to the Classic, which has a different level of material coating. With my discount, the price was right. Although orange isn't my favorite, the colors were pleasant.
Dislikes: In several months of tent shopping, I've found nearly all tents are measured incorrectly for interior space. The Classic was no different. Actual usable width was about 64" versus 70", so our gear doesn't fit. Had to return. Also didn't like that the doors drop down and lay on the floor with no pocket. I feel they would be easy to damage.
- Excellent spacious tent.
Likes: Lightweight yet sturday. Very easy and fast to put up.
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